In preparation for a cyclosportive as La Marmotte is important to be on time so you set this goal since the winter directed over here to work. Addressed here is the keyword. Precisely by focusing, serious with your goal to be busy and not "just what cycling" you can push your limits.
The winter, the base
During the winter, the basis for the next season and this period is not for nothing that many trainers key training phase called. One of these trainers (and also a doctor) was the Dane Jesper Bondo Medhus, in his e-book “12 week winter training program” (recommended way) its know-how from the cloth does and shows how a 12 week program in the winter can lay a solid foundation for the coming cycling season and your cycling buddies in spring the luff you stand out. Many training schedules are designed to condition the bike in the winter to maintain with endurance training, allowing the aerobic endurance training. Although aerobic training course, essential for endurance sports like cycling, the conception of Medhus further and combines this with specific interval training. More about you in his e-book reading, directly through his website can be ordered.
If you choose a certain way of training remain always critically whether this is the best training method for you. Training is personal and only you know how you feel. Avoid overtraining and injuries, evaluate co regularly with your trainer.
Cold and clothing, safety.
There are many possible types of training in the winter: on sunny days, you can still enjoy the way you perform endurance training, many riders go in the winter MTB and the week is often the turn of the spinning bike at the gym.
If you go on the road or picking MTB'en, make sure in any case that you are well dressed leaves, ie working with various clothing layers consisting of breathable materials. If you contribute material that remains wet, will feel cold. You must therefore ensure that the clothing transspiratievocht of your body gets (thermoshirt), it to the next layer transports and then evaporating. In addition, of course, good gloves, overshoes etc. In addition, ensure that you are properly visible: clothing with reflective material and good lighting on both clothing and bike is a must.
For those who have some excess pounds like: also before this is the perfect time. As the exercise intensity at which almost everyone is lower, you can do with less food without adding to the detriment of the pestatievermogen. It is unfortunate in the spring to have to conclude that the tight constraints of the end of last season like snow before the sun is gone.
Ik ben benieuwd hoe jij de winterperiode aanpakt, if you let us know below what would be fun.